UFC Vegas 9 in Tweets: Pros react to Alistair Overeem’s bloody win over Augusto Sakai

UFC Vegas 9 in Tweets: Pros react to Alistair Overeem’s bloody win over Augusto Sakai

With perennial contender Alistair Overeem looking to make one final run at the UFC heavyweight title, fans expecting violence from “The Reem” were satisfied late in the UFC Vegas 9 headliner.

Across the octagon from Overeem stood surging Augusto Sakai, a Brazilian prospect looking to catapult his name into title contention. But in the end, it was a rough night for Sakai as Overeem withstood an early onslaught of strikes to seize momentum and deliver a bloody finish in Round 5.

Below is how fighters reacted to the entire night of action in Las Vegas.

Alistair Overeem stops Augusto Sakai

#experience well done @Alistairovereem

— michael (@bisping) September 6, 2020

Herb – If he dies he dies #UFCVegas9 #Reem

— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) September 6, 2020

Big win for @Alistairovereem Gotta respect a true MMA veteran Great performance

— Big Ben Rothwell (@RothwellFighter) September 6, 2020

@ufc pic.twitter.com/ggthfFAdfs

— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) September 6, 2020

Impressive work by @Alistairovereem ! Conserved his energy early and Put it on when it counted. Experience !

— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) September 6, 2020

REEM !!! Ground & pound has made a come back to MMA #UFC

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) September 6, 2020

The Reem with that educated violence and the finish! Super impressive adjustments made, good call by Herb as well

— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) September 6, 2020

The Demolition Man with the nastyyyy GnP to get the finish!

Let’s goooo!! #UFCVegas9

— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) September 6, 2020

That GnP was brutal! #UFCVegas9

— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) September 6, 2020

Well played @Alistairovereem well played! That’s how a vet gets it done #UFCVegas9

— Neil Magny (@NeilMagny) September 6, 2020

The power on @Alistairovereem g&p is insane #ufcvegas

— Katlyn Chookagian (@blondefighter) September 6, 2020

Noooooo don’t Herb saved you my friend. #UFCVegas9 pic.twitter.com/JezJMOAvPL

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) September 6, 2020

GroundandPound #UFCvegas9

— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) September 6, 2020

Amazing heavyweight fight congrats to @Alistairovereem for the amazing performance tonight also congrats to @AugustoSakai

— Davi Ramos (@daviramos_ufc) September 6, 2020

20 yrs in the sport the Reem is a real legend!!

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) September 6, 2020

Man overeem could be on a 5 fight streak right now

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) September 6, 2020

Ovince Saint Preux knocks out Alonzo Menifield

#UFCVegas9

— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) September 6, 2020

Wow!!!!! OSP was annoying Menifield with those push kicks. Menifield picked it up got a little wild and OSP countered nicely with a hook. #UFCVegas9

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) September 6, 2020

Ohhh shit @003_OSP DAMN

— Big Ben Rothwell (@RothwellFighter) September 6, 2020

So CRISP @003_OSP !!!! #UFCVegas9

— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) September 6, 2020

Beautiful!! pic.twitter.com/nlWuKZcpp6

— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) September 6, 2020

OMGGG!!!! That’s a badddd dude right there

OSP ladies and gentlemen #UFCVegas9

— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) September 6, 2020

Wow!! OSP with the walk off KO!!! #UFCVegas9

— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) September 6, 2020

@003_OSP wow!!!!!

— Paul Felder (@felderpaul) September 6, 2020

Bomb @003_OSP congrats man #UFCVegas9

— Charles Rosa (@CharlesRosaMMA) September 6, 2020

Michel Pereira submits Zelim Imadaev

That was about 14 backflips short of what I expected #UFCVegas9

— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) September 6, 2020

What does 5 fingers to the face say? SLAP! @UFC #UFCAPEX

— John Dodson III (@JohnDodsonMMA) September 6, 2020

What?? He wants Jorge?! #UFCVegas9

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) September 6, 2020

Even his RNC is violent. He literally jumped into the RNC He is wild and it’s awesome. #UFCVegas9

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) September 6, 2020

Wowww!!!! Pereira the consummate entertainer #UFCVegas9

— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) September 6, 2020

How fun is Pereira to watch fight #UFCVegas9

— Calvin Kattar (@CalvinKattar) September 6, 2020

Did he tap?

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) September 6, 2020

Not sure if that was a tat but it certainly looked locked in for not having any hooks in! #UFCVegas9

— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) September 6, 2020

Andre Muniz submits Bartosz Fabinski

Beautiful submission by Muniz! High level Bjj! #UFCVegas10

— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) September 6, 2020

That’s great jiu-jitsu! Hard to finish a armbar off your back at this level

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) September 6, 2020

Damn amazing bjj transitions! #UFCVegas9

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) September 6, 2020

Brian Kelleher submits Ray Rodriguez

Always jump the gilly!!#UFCVegas9

— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 6, 2020

Daaaang! Nice one @brianboom135!

— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) September 6, 2020

Brian Kelleher is a savageee!!

That was also his 4th fight just this year #UFCVegas9

— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) September 6, 2020

Dude didn’t watch footage. Fast sub!! #UFCVegas9

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) September 6, 2020

Crazy how fast that sub was. He was like sure you can have the takedown because I’m snatching that neck. #UFCVegas9

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) September 6, 2020

Quick work https://t.co/2l6QI1ebP2

— michael (@bisping) September 6, 2020

Viviane Araujo defeats Montana De La Rosa

Wow that fight was amazing. Who do you think gets the W? #UFCVegas9

— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) September 6, 2020

War. Great job @Vivianearaujo

— Julia Avila (@RagingPandaMMA) September 6, 2020

Wonder what they’re seeing in the arena cause this fight doesn’t look close. #UFCVegas9

— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) September 6, 2020

What a fight by both ladies!! #UFCVegas9

— Cortney Casey (@CastIron_Casey) September 6, 2020

Great fight!! De La Rosa is super tough!#UFCVegas9

— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) September 6, 2020

Hunter Azure defeats Cole Smith

What a great fight to start the night. CONGRATS TO THE HOMIE @HunterAzure #UFC

— Cortney Casey (@CastIron_Casey) September 5, 2020

Cole Smith came on strong at the end. Probably went to Azure. Good high level fight #UFCVegas9

— Vince Morales (@vandetta135) September 5, 2020

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